Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
This property 80-head dairy farm is located in the southeast corner of Erie County. The farm has fenced pasture and cropland that is being used to grow hay and corn. High quality soils make this property suitable for growing a variety of commodities.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
The property was a dairy farm when the current owner purchased it 33 years ago.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Equipment available for sale or lease
- Electrical Access
One pasture has a 4-strand high tensile wire electric fence.
Water access description:
The property is on well water. The fenced pasture has a water tank.
- 100-stall barn includes two box stalls. Seventy-three stalls are on the milk line.
- 3 silos
- 1 machinery shed
- 2 small storage garages
Farmer housing description:
The property has a 3 bedroom-1 bathroom house with the potential to create upstairs apartment with private entrance.
The farm has all equipment needed for hay and corn.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
The owner is very flexible and open to diversifying operations on the farm.
Description of tenure options:
Small dairy farm looking for potential junior business partner to grow equity and herd size in the business while working on day-to-day responsibilities. Access to prime farmland acres, buildings, and equipment to explore choice of commodities while retaining profits. Excellent people skills and ability to work around animals, important. Experience with organic production is a plus, as the farm is transitioning over to organic production. As part of application process, potential partner will be asked to complete a land tenure readiness assessment to ensure goals are compatible with owner.
Current land zoning:
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferred farming method:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
The owner would prefer an organic operation, but is willing to consider other practices.